I've loved reading all these updates!
Alexander is doing great. He turned 7 months at the beginning of the month. In the month of July, he started sitting up, crawling, and pulling himself up to stand, all within a span of about 3 weeks. He's busy! My other ds was like that too, super active (although he started even earlier). I love it but at the same time, sometimes I long for the time I had with my dd at this age when she would sit, surrounded by toys...and I could leave the room for a second, come back and she'd still be there. Not my boys! He is all over the place.
He is babbling a bit and is the first of my 3 to say mamama before daddada.
ha. I know it doesn't mean much but it feels good!
The other 2 just adore him.
His sleep is pretty good. Naps are still not consistent but I'm hoping they will become moreso once school starts and we are back in a routine. We've been out and about a lot this summer which means lots of shorter naps in the car, stroller or Ergo. At night, he goes down pretty easily by nursing and I put him in his crib. He wakes usually sometime between midnight and 3 am and spends the rest of the night in bed with us.
BTW...do any of you have an Ergo? I bought one at the beginning of the summer and I love it. LOVE. it. I honestly don't know how I would have survived the summer without it. DH loves it too.
Eating...he's made a ton of progress here too. I was not ready for it but he pretty much skipped the purees and only will eat soft finger foods. Our favorite thing to do for lunch is to split a sweet potato.
I just bake it and spoon it out to him. he pretty much eats little pieces of whatever we're eating...he is already starting to nurse a bit less, which breaks my heart (he is probably our last) but he is showing me that he is ready. The other day, I tried to nurse him when the kids were eating their lunch and he kept popping off, trying to see what they were eating...I finally handed him a little piece of carrot and he was happy as a clam.
As for me? I'm doing pretty well. I have good days and bad days. I had PPD BAD after my other ds but so far, I think I am OK this time. Some anxiety when things get overwhelming but overall I'm doing much, much better than expected.